Published in Blood Weekly, September 7th, 1998
An acute disease transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, dengue is characterized by sudden onset of fever, headache, myalgia, arthralgia, rash, nausea, and vomiting. The four known dengue virus serotypes are referred to as DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4. In most tropical areas dengue is endemic, and the disease has occurred in U.S. residents who have returned from travelling to such areas.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains a laboratory-based...
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